MarkJoseph Steakhouse

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75 Solid

A porterhouse-forward steakhouse in the Peter Luger mode for serious beefeaters.

261 Water St., New York, NY, 10038


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The lowdown

“Your steak will be out any minute,” says our waiter. “I just saw the chef chasing the cow.” The house specialty, a mammoth porterhouse for two or more, is presliced, Peter Luger–style, on a hot platter, dripping in a sizzle of its own fat. There are baskets of squeezy Luger-like onion rolls for additional comfort, and gravy boats of sweet red steak sauce — a co-owner used to work at Luger’s Long Island branch. There’s even a smattering of wiseguys in the crowd, with great white napkins spread expectantly over their bellies.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesSliced tomato-and-onion salad; porterhouse steak for two.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized